Cliff Schecter: The Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday questioned the continuing value of the Central Intelligence Agency's secret interro
May 31, 2007

Cliff Schecter:

The Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday questioned the continuing value of the Central Intelligence Agency's secret interrogation program for terrorism suspects, suggesting that international condemnation and the obstacles it has created to criminal prosecution may outweigh its worth in gathering information.

The committee rejected by one vote a Democratic proposal that would essentially have cut money for the program by banning harsh interrogation techniques except in dire emergencies, a committee report revealed.[..]

The amendment failed when Senator Bill Nelson, Democrat of Florida, joined all the Republicans in voting no.

If you'd like to share your disappointment with Sen. Nelson over his view that harsh interrogation techniques are something to be funded, here's his Senate contact page.

UPDATE: The Young Turks: Senator Bill Nelson Votes for Torture

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